Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama’

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TweetYumShareThis Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama‘ 23 Mar 2013 Senators rammed through a whopping 101 amendments and took 70 roll call votes in a late night “vote-a-rama” session that lasted until 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The budget plan, proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, only narrowly passed by a 50-49 vote. The blueprint […]

Bob Chapman Passes Away At 76

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TweetYum (FEDERALJACK)   It is with a heavy heart I bring you the news of Bob Chapman’s passing.  He passed away on June 4th 2012. Bob you were true legend and you have undoubtedly left your mark on history.  I am glad I got the chance to talk to you while being a guest on the […]

OKC Bombing Grand Juror Hoppy Heidelberg Passes

  • Yum May 2, 2012 A key figure in the Oklahoma City bombing case has died. Hoppy Heidelberg was a grand juror empaneled by the federal government to gather evidence following the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The attack killed 168 people, including 19 children under […]

House passes jobs protection act

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TweetYum WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Gallatin, voted Thursday for H.R. 2587, the “Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act,” which prohibits the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate or transfer employment under any circumstance, according to a news release from Black’s office. H.R. 2587 passed the House by a […]

Mayor: Tar balls wash onto Alabama beach as Tropical Storm Lee passes through

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TweetYum(WLS)    A mayor in coastal Alabama says small tar balls are washing onto the state’s prime tourist beaches because of the heavy surf kicked up by Tropical Storm Lee. Tony Kennon, the mayor of Orange Beach, Ala., said Tuesday that the tar balls reported so far are very small. He says officials with the […]